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Bruins Player Preview: Milan Lucic’s Expected Role, Projected Season Stats

Editor’s note: NESN.com will preview every NHL-level Bruins player over the next few weeks, leading to the Oct. 8 season opener. Click here for the full schedule and to read other player profiles. Milan Lucic is entering his seventh season with the Boston Bruins and will once again play an important role as a first-line winger. The veteran power forward had offseason surgery on...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Rout Tigers 12-3 In Game 1 Of American League Division Series

BALTIMORE — The way Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles are hitting this season, it may not matter much who pitches for the other guys. Cruz and J.J. Hardy homered, and the Orioles hammered out 12 hits in defeating Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers 12-3 on Thursday in the opener of their American League Division Series. Rookie Jonathan Schoop had two hits...
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Snoop Dogg Wrote A Fight Song For Son’s High School Football Team (Audio)

Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, plays football for Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, which happens to be the best high school football team in the nation. The rapper apparently thought they should have the nation’s best high school fight song, too. Snoop collaborated with Flavor Flav to write and perform a song called “Bishop Gorman Move Them Chains” to serve...
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Ben Affleck nixed wearing Yankees hat in 'Gone Girl' scene

The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees has been rather dormant in recent years. That was until Ben Affleck did his best to reignite the rivalry. The New York Times reported that the actor, who is a diehard Red Sox fan, refused to wear a Yankees hat during the filming of his new movie “Gone Girl.” At one point in the film, Affleck’s character wears...
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Bruins Practice Notes: Craig Cunningham’s Versatility Helping Pursuit of Roster Spot

BOSTON — Craig Cunningham has a lot different skills that have helped him survive the first three rounds of roster cuts made by the Bruins in training camp, but his best strength is his versatility. Cunningham’s ability to play multiple positions could make him a valuable asset for B’s head coach Claude Julien as he configures his bottom-two lines for the start of the regular...
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Ainge: Bird used to trash-talk 'out of boredom'

The NBA regular season is long. So long, that Boston Celtics great Larry Bird talked trash during the regular season to keep his mind in the game. Celtics president of basketball operations and former teammate Danny Ainge was on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Thursday and said Bird would trash-talk during games because he was bored. “I always thought he...
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Salem Red Sox 2014 Breakdown: Taking Stock Of Boston’s High-A Affiliate

The Salem Red Sox couldn’t repeat as Mills Cup champions in 2014. Boston’s High-A affiliate still ensured the Red Sox’s minor league success extended into the lower levels, though. Salem marched into the playoffs and fell one win short of the Carolina League finals. Salem certainly served as a stage for several important organizational developments this season. A few players...
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Danny Amendola Had Offseason Groin Surgery, Said It’s Not Slowing Him Down

There might be a reason why Danny Amendola has been invisible during the New England Patriots’ first four games. The wide receiver admitted to The Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian that he underwent surgery in the offseason to repair a torn groin muscle he suffered during last year’s preseason. Guregian said Amendola “grudgingly” revealed this information, as he didn’t...
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Patriots Injury Report: Cameron Fleming, Nate Ebner Miss Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots might have to shake up their offensive line again on Sunday night when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Last week’s starting right guard, rookie Cameron Fleming, missed practice for the second straight day with a finger injury on Thursday. Special teams ace/safety Nate Ebner also missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week...
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David Ortiz: Red Sox’s Offense Needs ‘Some Thunder’ After ‘Poor’ 2014

BOSTON — David Ortiz could only carry the Red Sox’s offense so far. A lot went wrong for the Red Sox this season as the club stumbled to a 71-91 record. The biggest issue from start to finish was the offense, which lingered near the bottom of the league in several categories. “Offensively, we’re still poor. Offensively, you saw the results,” Ortiz said Thursday after visiting...
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Judge orders bullets, evidence thrown out in Hernandez case

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A judge has thrown out as evidence bullets found in an apartment rented by ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez and a magazine found in his Hummer, saying police didn’t demonstrate probable cause for the searches. Judge Susan Garsh ruled Thursday in Fall River Superior Court. Prosecutors had previously indicated they wouldn’t oppose the defense’s effort...
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Report: Chicago To Host NFL Draft For First Time Since 1964; L.A. Out

The NFL draft will have a new home in 2015. Chicago will host the annual event, which will be held from April 30 thru May 2, Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday. The 2015 NFL Draft will be held in Chicago, per a league source.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) October 02, 2014 Los Angeles was the runner-up for the event, which has been held in New York since 1965. NFL commissioner Roger...
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Johnny Manziel, Coach Kevin Sumlin Partied With Rick Ross In Miami (Video)

Johnny Manziel hanging out with rapper Rick Ross in Miami isn’t exactly out of the ordinary. But add Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin to the mix, and you have yourself a party. Rapper Stalley — who is a member of Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group — appeared on ESPN’s “Highly Questionable” and revealed that Sumlin once tagged along to a Miami party with the now-Cleveland...
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David Ortiz Living In Moment With Red Sox, Unsure Of Retirement Plans

BOSTON — David Ortiz knows the deal. While he’s still producing at a high level, the Red Sox designated hitter isn’t getting any younger. Ortiz, who will turn 39 next month, is about to enter his 19th major league season. Most players start considering retirement when the big four-oh creeps closer, but Ortiz is sticking with an old cliché. “I got to the point where I’ve...
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Russell Wilson Says He Was A Bully As Kid, ‘Used To Beat People Up A Lot’

Russell Wilson says that at one point in his life, he wasn’t the Mr. Goody Two-Shoes that he’s portrayed as now. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback admitted Thursday in his first column on Derek Jeter’s new website, ThePlayersTribune.com, that he was a bully in elementary school and junior high. “I used to beat people up,” Wilson wrote. “Truthfully, I used to beat people...
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Darrelle Revis, Upbeat Patriots ‘Very Confident’ Defense Can Improve

FOXBORO, Mass. — What a difference a day can make. After a day off following the Patriots’ 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots looked shell-shocked in the locker room on Wednesday. The Patriots met with the media before they had even practiced, and players seemed to be convincing themselves, as well as the media, that they would improve. The locker...
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Police Called To Donald Sterling’s Home By His Wife, Find V. Stiviano

Donald Sterling is apparently not over V. Stiviano. Sterling’s wife, Shelly, called police to report a burglary at Donald’s Beverly Hills residence. When cops arrived, they didn’t find a thief. Instead, they found V. Stiviano, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to police, Stiviano didn’t budge and said that she was invited by Donald Sterling. Because of this, no arrest...
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Jimmy Garoppolo: Tom Brady’s ‘Helped Me So Much,’ ‘Like An Older Brother’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was largely ignored on the New England Patriots sideline after throwing his first NFL touchdown, but there are no hard feelings toward his teammates. Much was made of starting quarterback Tom Brady snubbing Garoppolo after the touchdown, but the rookie backup ran past Bill Belichick without so much as a head nod from his head...
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Are the Brooklyn Nets for sale?

The ownership groups of the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in “ongoing discussions” for a “combination of assets” in a potential sale of the team, according to NetsDaily. Mikhail Prokhorov, the majority owner of the Nets, would retain control of the team if the deal goes through with the Dodgers’ ownership group, Guggenheim Sports, NetsDaily reports, and...
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Billy Beane Defends Jon Lester Trade, Says A’s Don’t Make Playoffs Without Him

Despite ample criticism, Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane doesn’t regret his blockbuster trade deadline deal. With Lester on the hill, the A’s fell to the Royals, 8-7, in a 12-inning thriller in the American League Wild Card game Tuesday. As a result, Beane took heat for the blockbuster trade that brought the left-hander to Oakland, but he sticks by the move. “Simply...
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Bruins’ David Pastrnak Practices Again, Still Not Cleared For Game Action

BOSTON — David Pastrnak is one of several forwards battling for a spot on the Bruins’ opening night roster. Unfortunately, the coaching staff and upper management haven’t been able to do a full evaluation of him because a shoulder injury has kept the 2014-first-round pick out of the first five preseason games. Bruins head coach Claude Julien is hoping Pastrnak will be cleared...
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Brad Stevens’ Butler Successor Takes Medical Leave Of Absence

Butler head basketball coach Brandon Miller has taken an indefinite medical leave of absence, the school announced Thursday. “Brandon Miller has requested a leave of absence for medical reasons, which the University has granted,” Butler athletic director Barry Collier said in a statement. “We are not in a position to further elaborate and we ask that everyone respect Brandon’s...
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Tyler Zeller Making Strides At Celtics Camp With ‘Unique’ Skill Set

WALTHAM, Mass. — Talk to any member of the Boston Celtics, and you’ll get the same scouting report on new guy Tyler Zeller. “He’s a 7-footer that can run,” forward Brandon Bass said. “The coolest thing about Zeller is he runs really well,” recently signed swingman Evan Turner added. Even rookie Marcus Smart: “That’s always good that your big can get down the floor...
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Miguel Cabrera Declines Playoff Bonus: ‘I Just Want The Ring’

Make no mistake, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a rich man, but money isn’t on his mind this postseason. On Wednesday, the slugger declined his playoff bonus while teammate Max Scherzer collected signatures for the paperwork. According to USA TODAY, Cabrera told Scherzer, “I’m not signing anything. I just want the ring.” The two-time American League MVP isn’t...
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Carmelo Anthony: ‘I’m The Most Underrated Superstar That’s Out There’

Carmelo Anthony has reached the postseason in 10 of his 11 seasons in the NBA. However, he’s only advanced to a conference final one time in his career. For this reason, it’s difficult to put him in the same class as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant or Kevin Durant, who have all either won a title or played in an NBA Final. When asked how he feels about being viewed as an underrated...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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